By Lorri Ballance Laird, LuxEco Advocate
For many consumers, eggs are a staple in their diet. Whatâ€™s better than a yummy omelet or frittata on a Sunday morning? While many food-conscious consumers make an attempt to buy products that are produced organically and/or sustainably, they may be getting duped when reaching for that carton of eggs labeled â€śorganicâ€ť or â€śfree-range.â€ť
A new report from The Cornucopia Institute, Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture, warns consumers of the trend of factory farms jumping on the organic bandwagon. According to the Institute, â€śForâ€¦industrial-scale producers, â€śorganicâ€ť appears to be nothing more than a profitable marketing term that they apply to the agro-industrial production system.â€ť These producers are simply substituting organic feed and eliminating harmful synthetics, such as pesticides and antibiotics, the Institute claims.